A rolling dust storm, known as a haboob, swept through the Coachella Valley in California on Thursday.
According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Ken Clark, haboobs form when "outflow downdrafts from thunderstorms cause strong winds that pick up dust."
Clark said that a big complex in Southern California occurred in the late afternoon on Thursday, with only a trace amount of actual rain recorded for the drought-parched region.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Heather Waldman has more details here:
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) August 21, 2014
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Damp and dreary conditions will plague the northeastern United States late this week, with enough wet weather possible to disrupt travel and outdoor activities.
Warmth will build in the West, while cool air and downpours progress across the central and eastern United States this Memorial Day weekend.
The scenic Butterfly Garden and Overlook in Joplin, Missouri, has provided a calm place of healing for those whose lives were forever changed six years ago.
A storm will cross Germany on Tuesday and Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms, but the weather will improve for Ascension Day on Thursday.
Several days of unseasonable warmth are expected across the United Kingdom later this week and into the Bank Holiday weekend.
Rounds of rain sweeping across the southeastern United States into midweek will raise the risk of flooding, but also provide drought and wildfire relief.
Rounds of flooding downpours and severe thunderstorms will take aim at the south-central United States early this week, endangering residents and property.
After a week dominated by summerlike and record heat, the northeastern United States will face rounds of rain slowing travel and disrupting outdoor plans this week.